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Sleeping Dogs

Preview by Jack Foley

To celebrate the release of Sleeping Dogs – available on Blu-ray from April 16, 2018, from Arrow Academy – we have a copy to giveaway!

Sleeping Dogs is a tour-de-force action thriller that launched the Hollywood careers of both its director Roger Donaldson (Cocktail, Species, Dante’s Peak) and lead actor Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok, TV’s Peaky Blinders).

It manages to be both nail-bitingly tense and a chilling view of New Zealand as a dictatorship and, as such, it resonated with audiences on a worldwide scale.

Tightly scripted, full of tension and packed with the kind of action you simply wouldn’t expect from such a low budget production, Sleeping Dogs is a masterpiece of the action thriller genre.

Sam Neill’s excellent performance as a recluse who’s unwittingly drawn into a civil war situation is, meanwhile, is a perfect example of the everyman sucked into events beyond his control. It really is a must-watch whether you’re a fan of New Zealand cinema or simply a lover of action thrillers.

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Synopsis

Adapted from C.K. Stead’s novel Smith’s Dream, Sleeping Dogs almost single-handedly kickstarted the New Zealand New Wave, demonstrating that home-grown feature films could resonate with both local and international audiences, and launching the big-screen careers of director Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, Species) and Sam Neill.

Neill – in his first lead role in a feature – plays Smith, a man escaping the break-up of his marriage by finding isolation on an island off the Coromandel Peninsula.

As he settles into his new life, the country is experiencing its own turmoil: an oil embargo has led to martial law and civil war, into which Smith reluctantly finds himself increasingly involved.

Co-starring Warren Oates (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia) as the commander of a US army unit drawn into the conflict, Sleeping Dogs is simultaneously a political thriller, a personal drama and a true landmark in New Zealand cinema.

Win Sleeping Dogs on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Sleeping Dogs on Blu-ray on Monday, April 16, 2018, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win a copy. Simply answer the following question…

Q. What is the name of the book from which Sleeping Dogs is based?

Simply send the answer to Sleeping Dogs competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email